McMaster research gets federal funding

HAMILTON – Four research projects at McMaster University are awarded a total of $672,021 from the Canada Foundation for McMaster-cropped.jpgInnovation’s Leaders Opportunity Fund. Part of CFI’s recent $26-million investment in R&D at 29 institutions across the country, the federal funding will support McMaster projects in multimedia, health, archaeology, and energy.
More than a third ($258,886) will go to a collaborative study between McMaster’s faculties of engineering and the humanities and university libraries, which are looking into how digital display size and resolution affect the user experience in electronic gaming and virtual environments.
The faculty of health sciences is awarded $250,341 for infrastructure that will be used for studies in intestinal pathophysiology and host defence, as researchers look into the interactions between immune and endocrine systems in the gut.
The balance of the funding will be used to develop a “green” waste-heat recovery testing platform, and to establish the McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab, which will apply energy-dispersive X-Ray fluorescence to identify elemental materials in archaeology and geology.

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